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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2003
  • pp: 2206–2210

Complex soliton-like pattern generation in Potassium Niobate due to noisy, high intensity, input beams

Ladislav Jankovic, Sergey Polyakov, George Stegeman, Silvia Carrasco, Lluis Torner, Christian Bosshard, and Peter Gunter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 18, pp. 2206-2210 (2003)

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We report the generation of complex soliton-like patterns in non-critically-phase-matched potassium niobate which occur in random spatial patterns from shot-to-shot. Up to five spots have been generated at input intensities of 10’s GW/cm2, many times the single soliton threshold. The mechanism which leads to the symmetry breaking required for the complex patterns is interpreted to be random noise imprinted on the input light.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2003
Published: September 8, 2003

Ladislav Jankovic, Sergey Polyakov, George Stegeman, Silvia Carrasco, Lluis Torner, Christian Bosshard, and Peter Gunter, "Complex soliton-like pattern generation in Potassium Niobate due to noisy, high intensity, input beams," Opt. Express 11, 2206-2210 (2003)

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